India plans first offshore wind power project

The Indian Government has signed an agreement with a group of companies to build the nation’s first ever offshore wind power project. The 100MW wind farm will be located off […]

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By Priyanka Shrestha

The Indian Government has signed an agreement with a group of companies to build the nation’s first ever offshore wind power project.

The 100MW wind farm will be located off the coast of Gujarat and be partly-financed by state subsidies, the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy said.

A consortium of partners will undertake detailed studies on the environmental impact and transmission issues.

Renewable energy sources such as solar and onshore wind farms currently generate less than 2% of India’s energy needs. The country has around 22GW of installed onshore wind power capacity.